Write a Flash Fiction Story in One Day

Very short fiction has come into its own in the age of the internet. Flash fiction is a wonderful art form, as well as being many writers? first foray into publication.
You will explore how to find ideas, to build a picture and create the all-important ending for your own mini-story. By the end of the day you will have written the first draft of a 500 word story.

Course Content

You will learn:
Creating ideas for short fiction
Structuring your idea
The art of condensing
Finding the language and imagery
Ending your story.

Teaching methods:
Interactive lectures
In-class exercises
Studying relevant examples
Group discussions.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

There are no entry requirements though you will find this a useful additional workshop if you have have written a story before, or done one of the other creative writing courses at RHACC, such as Exploring Creative Writing or Ways Into Short Stories.
It is also suitable for beginners with some experience of other kinds of writing, such as business/corporate, blogging.

Assessment Methods

No formal assessment but you will develop your learning through exercises and discussions.

Further Study Options

Any other course in the RHACC creative writing offer.

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.